• Athletes pose for picture with performers during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC’s nightly prime-time averages took the week’s top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership.

  • This image released by TBS shows Wyatt Cenac in a scene from "People of Earth," premiering on Oct. 31. (Jan Thijs/TBS via AP)

    12 TV series to watch this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on their black-and-white TVs.

  • In a Monday, July 11, 2016 file photo, Monica attends the arrivals at VH1's Hip Hop Honors at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, in New York. Monica says she’s happy to see her 13-year-old hit “So Gone” trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams and find a new audience with younger kids. The Grammy winner’s 2003 song, produced by Missy Elliott, has enjoyed a rebirth since the #SoGoneChallenge was introduced, where rappers, or anyone, spit rhymes over the track’s slick beat. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

    #SoGoneChallenge gives Monica and 13-year-old hit a boost

    NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer Monica says she’s happy to see her 13-year-old hit “So Gone” trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams, and find a new audience with younger kids.

  • Burnley's Andre Gray, right, and Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

    Premier League player charged over Twitter posts from 2012

    LONDON (AP) — A Premier League player is set to be punished by English football authorities for discriminatory comments he made on social media more than four years ago.

  • This image released by ABC shows Daniel Sunjata, left, and Piper Perabo in a scene from "Notorious," premiering on Sept. 22. (Eli Joshua Ade/ABC via AP)

    Cast a wide net among channels when sampling new fall shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns. That’s the way it’s been since TV began, back when there were only three or four networks and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Well, almost.

    Updated: 9:08 am

  • Paramilitary officers  stand guard after sealing the offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Pakistani forces have shuttered the offices of the ethnic party accused of violence after clashes left at least one person dead and several wounded. Supporters of the MQM attacked TV stations and clashed with police overnight in the port city of Karachi after their self-exiled leader, Altaf Hussain, broadcast a speech from London. The MQM has a history of violent protests and clashes with police and rival political parties in Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistan seals offices of ethnic party accused of violence

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s paramilitary troops shuttered the offices of a political party Tuesday after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded, officials said.

    Updated: 8:23 am

  • AG: 2 say alibi witness in ‘Serial’ case said she would lie

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular “Serial” podcast told two classmates more than 20 years ago she would lie to help him, the Maryland attorney general’s office wrote in court filings Monday.

  • Daily fantasy sports resumes in New York state

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state.

  • In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, Amy Robach attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York.  Robach has apologized for using a term for African Americans on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program. After the broadcast, Robach released a statement explaining she had meant to say “people of color.”
She called the incident “a mistake” and “not at all a reflection of how I feel or speak in my everyday life.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘GMA’s’ Amy Robach says on-air racial slur ‘a mistake’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying “colored people” on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program.

  • Activists of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement clash with police in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Pakistani officials say protesters have attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani protesters attack TV stations, 1 killed

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani protesters attacked TV stations and clashed with police in the southern city of Karachi on Monday, leaving one person dead and eight others wounded, including three media workers, officials said.